Police appeal for witnesses after "suspicious fire" at bar

Emergency services at the scene Photo: Ben Schofield

Cheshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious fire at a premises in Alderley Edge.

Emergency services attended the fire at Panacea on London Road, Alderley Edge at 10.30pm last night.

The bar and restaurant was closed when the fire broke out. No one was evacuated and no one was injured.

Shortly before the fire broke out two people were seen to arrive in a dark coloured vehicle.

They got out and were seen walking towards the building, then leaving in the car.

We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw a dark coloured BMW or Audi shortly before 10.30pm/"

– DI Robert Hassall

Anyone with information concerning the incident should contact DI Robert Hassall on 101 quoting incident number 925 of 12 March 2013.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.